Uncommitted Prospect Spotlight: 2021 LHP Carter Welch


Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

Just five weeks have passed since the completion of the 2019 PBR Future Games and to date a total of 12 players that made up the 21 player Team Pennsylvania roster have announced a college commitment.

Over the past two weeks we have taken a look at the remaining 9 prospects that participated in a Team PA uniform and recapped their performance at the event.

Today we conclude with a look at 2021 LHP Carter Welch. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound junior made short work of the Team Canada hitters he faced over two innings mixing a fastball, curveball and changeup from a 3/4 arm slot. While his fastball is not currently overpowering, topping at 85 mph, his command of three pitches and a knowledge of how to add and subtract velocity is advanced.

Carter Welch

Class of 2021 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Northwestern Lehigh
    State: PA
  • Summer Team: PA Shockers/Louisiana Knights 16U Black
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
85
Max FB
(08/16/19)
83 - 85
FB
(08/16/19)
64 - 65
CB
(06/28/19)
68 - 72
CH
(02/09/19)
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
83 - 85
CB
62 - 65
CH
68 - 69
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
78 - 80
CB
61 - 63
CH
68 - 72
Position
7.24
60-yard
81
OF Velo
84
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

+ 2019 PBR Future Games Selection (Team Pennsylvania)

6/28/19

6-foot-2, 180-pounder showcased the best command of a three pitch mix of any pitcher over the course of the 12 games played. The lefty sits 80-83 and has shown continual velocity gains over the past 24 months. Arm slot varies between high 3/4 and 3/4 allowing him to manipulate different pitches in different counts. Depending on the arm slot he has the ability to create arm-side run and cut on his fastball. Curveball shows 1/7 rotation with a high spin rate and depth at 64-65. His changeup was by far the top of the event at 70-71 and was able to be commanded in all counts.

2/09/19

6-foot-1, 182-pound left-handed pitcher displayed solid feel for all of his pitches during bullpens and presented himself to be a tough at-bat for any hitter. He delivers from a high 3/4 arm-slot, utilizing a hip-coil, and releases behind a left-handed hitter. Fastballs sat from 78-80 mph. Welch threw a controlled, 62-63 mph curveball with 1/7 tilt and a 68-72 mph changeup with cut. The lefty also showcased a two-seam fastball with heavy arm-side-run at 78-80 mph. Notched one of the top bullpen sessions of the day.

6/20/18

6-foot-1, 165-pound primary pitcher impressed with his all-around skill set. The lefty sat 75-79 out of a high 3/4 arm slot with hip coil to his delivery. Welch also commanded a curveball with 1/7 rotation at 56-60 and a changeup with excellent arm speed at 65-66. The underclassmen has an advanced knowledge of how to pitch and with a long, athletic frame should see velo jump accordingly as he adds strength through physical maturity. Welch ran a 7.56 60-yard dash, showcased 81 mph arm strength from the outfield and registered an 84 mph bat exit velocity. Definite follow in the Class of 2021.

1/28/18

Physically advanced 6-foot-1, 165-pound frame. Primary pitcher sat 77-79 from a high 3/4 arm slot with a high knee stack and some arm side run to his fastball. Long, loose arm action is far from max effort. Curveball sat 58-61 with sweeping 2/8 shape. Changeup is thrown at fastball arm speed with some cut action at 62-66. Left-handed hitter starts from a square stance and initiates his swing with a lift-and-replace stride. Displayed a balance swing with a feel for the barrel and a bat exit velocity of 83 mph. Ran a 7.24 60-yard dash and showcased the ability to routinely play through the baseball defensively with 81 mph arm strength from his outfield position.


Team Pennsylvania Roster

NAME STATE SCHOOL CLASS POS COMMITMENT
Josh Beck PA Lancaster Catholic 2021 LHP Radford
Colton Book PA Manheim Central 2021 LHP Stony Brook
Jake Books PA Malvern Prep 2022 1B  
Justin Butler PA Quakertown Community 2021 C  
Derek Cease PA Nanticoke Area 2021 SS  
Maddix Dalena PA Montoursville 2022 1B  
Dylan DuCharme PA Spring-Ford 2021 OF  
Alex Gabauer PA Norwin 2021 SS Pennsylvania 
Luke Holman PA Wilson West Lawn 2021 RHP  
Cullen Horowicz WV Jefferson 2021 3B Campbell 
Michael Kilker PA Hazleton Area 2021 RHP West Virginia
Paxton Kling PA Central (Martinsburg) 2022 OF  
Chase Kriebel PA Clarion Area 2022 LHP Florida Gulf Coast
Colin Lewandowski PA William Penn Charter 2021 RHP  
Andrew Muraco PA Franklin Regional 2021 SS Coastal Carolina
Rafe Perich PA Northwestern Lehigh 2021 SS  
Erik Ritchie PA Souderton Area 2021 LHP East Carolina
Caleb Sturtevant PA Cocalico 2022 OF Pittsburgh
Evin Sullivan PA North Penn 2021 C Binghamton
Carter Welch PA Northwestern Lehigh 2021 LHP  
Trey Yesavage PA Boyertown 2021 RHP Pittsburgh


UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
West Chester Dragons Scout Day PA 10/05 Keystone State Baseball Academy
RC Knights 16U Scout Day PA 10/12 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Future Prospects Showcase PA 10/19 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Elite Prospect Showcase PA 10/26 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Fall Measurables & Evaluation Showcase PA 11/02 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Holiday Showcase PA 12/28 Keystone State Baseball Academy


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